Partner Map Jen

The Sea Change consortium consists of 17 partners from nine different countries, coordinated by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. This consortium, which comprises nine public research organisations, one SME, five non profit organisations and two higher education institutions, brings together selected experts to collectively provide the knowledge, competence, skills and facilities needed for ensuring a good project development, the achievement of project objectives and the successful delivery of project results.

Sea Change also has an International Advisory Group (IAG) which is an independent body consisting of selected high level experts drawn from a range of stakeholder communities, who have knowledge and experience of Ocean Literacy and scientific public engagement. These Key US, Canadian and EU external stakeholders will share knowledge, provide guidance and feedback to the work package structures within Sea Change throughout the course of the project.

International Advisory Group



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Contact Person: Paul Buckley
Role: WP8 leader

Cefas can provide a broad, multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral understanding of marine science, maritime industries, public and stakeholder engagement and works closely at the science–policy interface. This experience is based on organisational ‘memory’, stretching over a hundred years, combined with state-of-the-art technological developments and continuing research applied to a range of topics of clear relevance to the European citizen. Examples include food security (sustainable fisheries & aquaculture), ocean health and seafood safety (viruses, bacteria, HABs toxins), habitat protection (Marine Protected Area, and Marine Conservation Zones, trawling, dredging, aggregate extraction, offshore renewables), the impacts of climate change (ocean acidification, species migrations, wave climate), the effects of chemical and radioactive contaminants and marine litter. Experience of participation in many previous European projects, including as Coordinator and Work Package leads (e.g. in relevant projects such as KNOWSEAS). Cefas acted as WP lead for the public perception part of the FP7 project CLAMER (, which helped inspire this specific call.

Our Weymouth laboratory, with over 100 members of staff is solely concerned with researching, and communicating findings on aquatic and human health to end users, including on climate change (e.g. marine pathogens and Harmful Algal Blooms).

With climate change being a major cross-cutting H2020 theme, Cefas brings significant and long standing, expertise in marine climate change impacts and adaptation. This includes a dedicated marine climate change centre (MC3), whose staff have acted as lead authors on a wide range of national (e.g. UK CCRA) and international reports (e.g. OSPAR QSR 2010), as well as publishing a wide range of other outputs from high-impact papers to summary report cards for the public and policy community.

CEFAS is the lead partner on the Impact and Evaluation Work Package (WP8).

Contact Person: Paul Buckley (

Key Personnel involved:

Paul BuckleyPaul Buckley is a senior advisor in the Cefas Marine Climate Change Centre (MC3) with over 8 years experience in this role. His main duties include the provision of expert scientific and technical advice to public bodies and marine industry trade associations on climate change impacts and adaptation. Paul provides a UK lead on marine climate issues as programme manager for the UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) and regularly contributes to national and international reports. He has participated in a range of European projects, including as WP lead on the FP7 CLAMER project on public perception of marine climate change impacts and spent four years as the shelf seas co-ordinator for the Eur-Oceans network of excellenc.

Craig Baker AustinDr. Craig Baker-Austin is a microbiologist at the Cefas Weymouth laboratory with 15 years experience in environmental and molecular microbiology. His main interests focus on pathogenic foodborne bacteria, in particular microbes such as vibrios that are natural constituents of marine and estuarine environments and that represent a growing problem in the area of global food safety. His research background is highly varied and encompasses a range of interdisciplinary research topics, such molecular microbiology, food microbiology, climate sciences, biological oceanography, environmental epidemiology and risk assessment.

Dr. Susana Lincoln is a Marine Climate Change Scientist at Cefas. She has recently joined the Cefas Marine Climate Change Centre, after 9 years working as part of the business support team, assisting scientist in the process of bidding for new contracts and with the administration and co-ordination of their projects. Her new role with the Marine Climate Change Centre involves compiling briefing papers on climate change issues, writing and distributing the monthly newsletters for the Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership (MCCIP), and working with other colleagues in other climate change-related projects. A proportion of her time is also shared with the Chemical Assessment Team where she is responsible for managing and co-ordinating research and advice projects for the oil and gas industry. She is an internal group communicator for her science group, a role that entails seeking potential stories from within the group which may be of interest to the wider world, which she collates monthly and relays to the Cefas Communications Team manager. Her interests include climate change, science communication, advice to industry and partnership working.


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